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  • How To Become A Foster Parent
    May 24, 2023, 12:34 p.m.

    How To Become a Foster Parent - The 5 Step Guide


    Unlock the Possibilities of Becoming a Foster Parent

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  • Disney Days 2022
    July 28, 2022, 1:33 p.m.

    FAQ for Disney Days 2023

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    To help answer your questions here is the FAQ for Disney Days 2023! Q. How Did Disney Days Start? A. 10 years ago our founder Danny decided to take some kids in foster care to Disneyland for his birthday. Rather than accepting gifts, his friends helped him fundraise and donate towards the first unofficial Disney Days. Q.…

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  • June 2, 2022

    7 Fun Activities To Stay Cool This Summer With Your Foster Family

    7 fun activities to stay cool this summer with your foster family. Enjoy these hot takes from Foster Love - Together We Rise leading foster care nonprofit.

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  • June 2, 2022

    7 Bonding Activities To Do With Your Foster Family

    Try these 7 bonding activities to do with your foster family. Foster Love - Together We Rise is a nationwide children’s nonprofit helping foster families.

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    May 24, 2022, 3:09 p.m.

    Five Things Foster Parents Should Know About Safeguarding Kids’ Digital Safety


    Foster youth are more vulnerable to digital crime in a number of ways. They face a different set of challenges compared to other children, which means their personal information may be more likely to be compromised online, and are at higher risk of falling victim to identity theft. Additionally, foster youth often move around a…

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    May 11, 2022, 9:26 p.m.

    Five Things Foster Youth Should Know About Digital Safety


    Children have always been attractive targets of digital thieves. They have clean, typically unmonitored credit reports that offer criminals ample time to cause substantial damage to the child’s credit. Often, this fraud goes unnoticed until the victim reaches adulthood and applies for their first credit card, job, home, or anything else that might require a…

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    April 6, 2022, 10:36 p.m.

    6 Summer Activities for Foster Families


    6 Summer Activities for Foster Families We all have fond memories of childhood summers. Hanging out with friends all day long or laughing while doing fun activities with our families. The first day of summer vacation is every kid’s favorite day! Summer activities also provide the perfect opportunity for foster families to bond and make…

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    April 6, 2022, 10:08 p.m.

    4 Ways to Show Appreciation to Foster Moms


    4 Ways to Show Appreciation to Foster Moms For many people, Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate the important women in their lives. There are many foster moms who go above and beyond to provide love and support for every child in their foster home. If you know a foster mom, one of…

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    March 31, 2022, 9:45 p.m.

    5 Benefits of Doing a Team Build with Your Company

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    5 Benefits of Doing a Team Build with Your Company Having a healthy work environment and a sense of fulfillment is important to people in today’s workforce. Many companies are achieving this by implementing team build events into their workplace culture. And it’s no wonder why, as studies show that when employees feel like their…

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    March 29, 2022, 11:03 p.m.

    7 Reasons Why You Should Do A Virtual Service Activity

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    7 Reasons Why You Should Do A Virtual Service Activity Are you looking for a way to give back to the community but have a busy schedule? Virtual Service Activities are a great and flexible way to make a difference and safely volunteer from anywhere. Foster Love - Together We Rise created a variety of Virtual Service Projects…

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    Feb. 16, 2022, 7:32 p.m.

    Behind The Family Fellowship – Robert and Hope Smith

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    Let’s take a look at the biggest supporters of our Family Fellowship scholarship, Robert and Hope Smith. Since 2015, Foster Love - Together We Rise and Fund ll Foundation’s partnership has helped dozens of former foster youth achieve their academic goals through the Family Fellowship scholarship. The founding director and president of the Fund II Foundation, Robert F. Smith,…

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    Feb. 5, 2022, 9:39 p.m.

    5 Reasons Why You Should Foster Teens


    5 Reasons Why You Should Foster Teens Teens in foster care often get a bad rap. We can all agree that there is a general misconception when it comes to teens, think of sayings like, “the teenage years,” or “troubled teens.” So when it comes to fostering, many people prefer to start with younger children.…

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  • Feb. 5, 2022

    Help Kids in Foster Care During Black History Month

    Help Kids in Foster Care During Black History Month Black History Month is a time to honor the contributions and legacy of black and African Americans across U.S. history and society—from activists and civil rights pioneers to leaders in industry, politics, science, culture, and more. As Foster Love - Together We Rise continues to honor the achievements of our fellow…

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    Dec. 16, 2021, 10:27 p.m.

    Tips on Introducing a New Placement to Your Friends and Family


    Many people wonder how to introduce a new placement to the people in their lives, especially those closest to us, friends, and family. I truly believe the best way is to first start by discussing that you are going to begin receiving placements in the first place, and WHY!?? I think many people miss the…

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    Nov. 23, 2021, 11:57 p.m.

    What is Attachment Trauma in Foster Care?


    Attachment Trauma in foster care is one of those topics that for some people feels like once you get a family “it should all go away.” Unfortunately, that is unlikely the case especially when you understand how trauma brain works. I am not going to go into all of the specifics of the brain in…

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  • Nov. 11, 2021

    6 Tips for Being Mindful of Trauma During the Holidays

    Navigating trauma during the holidays can be tough. Imagine for instance you have been removed from your home and family. Despite what occurred for you to be removed you still miss, love, and long to be together again…this is foster care…this is the struggle we face when we have been removed from our family origin.…

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    Sept. 27, 2021, 4:40 p.m.

    What Happens to Pregnant Teens in Foster Care?


    Thousands of teens find themselves in the foster care system after enduring some sort of trauma. Teen girls in or from unstable homes or communities are more likely to experience teen pregnancy. Inevitably, there are pregnant teens in foster care. But what happens to them and their babies in the system? Teens in Foster Care…

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    Sept. 24, 2021, 10:55 p.m.

    The Harsh Reality Behind Aging Out of Foster Care


    The harsh reality behind aging out of foster care is complex. Many hold personal beliefs that foster youth at 18 are adults and should be able to just get out in the world and make a life. We ask you to reflect on your experience after tuning 18. Did your family help you with tuition…

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  • Sept. 21, 2021

    Volunteer Opportunities for Kids can Start with a Classic Lemonade Stand

    Volunteer Opportunities for Kids can Start with a Classic Lemonade Stand Finding volunteer opportunities for kids can be tough. Siena, an elementary school student, used her creativity, passion, and discipline to give back to youth in the foster care system. At just 7 years old, she crafted a plan to run a lemonade stand at…

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  • Sept. 7, 2021

    Community Service for Kids- Matthis and Luca Giveback to Foster Youth

    Community Service for Kids- Matthis and Luca Giveback to Foster Youth Finding community service opportunities for kids can be hard. Matthis, 13, and Luca, 10 of Shelter Island, New York are no strangers to giving back to those in need. Through their involvement with their karate studio, they have participated in fundraisers for St. Jude’s…

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    Sept. 1, 2021, 5:55 p.m.

    Portland Hairdresser Hosted Free Haircut Event for Kids in Foster Care

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    Portland Hairdresser Hosted Free Haircut Event for Kids in Foster Care For kids in foster care, sometimes basic needs are forgotten, one of these needs being haircuts. These needs are not maintained for many reasons, including they are expensive, time consuming, and since the foster care system is so complex, they may be last thing…

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    Aug. 14, 2021, 5:07 p.m.

    Daisy Gonzales Beat the Odds of the Foster Care System


    Daisy Gonzales Beat the Odds of the Foster Care System The foster care system has a complex relationship with education. “The overall graduation rate for foster youth fell from 64.6 percent in 2019 to 55.3 percent in 2020” As for college, around 3% of former foster kids earn a college degree. These statistics are the…

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    Aug. 7, 2021, 4:20 p.m.

    Brave Abuse-Survivor Shares His Story in Hopes of Justice for Himself and Other Children Experiencing Abuse


    While foster care removes many children from dangerous situations, it can also cause further trauma and danger for them. Abuse in the System is More Common Than You Might Think As many as 28 percent of kids are abused while in the foster care system. However, official statistics may be severely underestimating the problem since…

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    Aug. 3, 2021, 1:02 a.m.

    Why You Should Help Teens in Foster Care


    Why You Should Help Teens in Foster Care As kids in foster care grow older, it becomes harder for them to find permanent homes that will provide a loving, nurturing environment for them, Parents tend to avoid fostering and adopting teens for multiple reasons. There is often a fear of trauma and the records of…

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    Aug. 1, 2021, 9:46 p.m.

    What Happens when Foster Care Separates Siblings

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    What happens when foster care separates siblings? The bond between siblings is unmatched. While they may pick on each other and poke fun, at the end of the day one of the most valuable relationships a person can have is with their siblings. Think about your siblings growing up, you might not have always gotten…

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